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2007 Russian Air Show
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Airbus 380
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Alaska F16's

From a friend: These are some of the most beautiful pictures I have seen in a very long time, especially over Mt McKinley. Enjoy.

These were taken down over Mt. McKinley around Anchorage. The tanker and F-16's are assigned to Eielson. The Tanker belongs to the AK Air National Guard and the F-16's are part of the 363rd Fighter Wing and are used during three exercises they have up there. "Cope Thunder", "Cobra Gold" and "Northern Edge".

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Boeing Dreamliner 787's first flight
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Concorde
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Dec 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor
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Evergreen Aviation Museum
Jul 1, 2006
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Flight 1549 - Hudson River
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Global Hawk

This is a photo of the Global Hawk UAV that returned from the war zone recently under its own power.
( Iraq to Edwards AFB in CA) -
Not transported via C5 or C17.....

Notice the mission paintings on the fuselage.

It's actually over 250 missions....
(And I would suppose 25 air medals).

That's a long way for a remotely-piloted aircraft.

Think of the technology (and the required quality of the data link
to fly it remotely).

Not only that but the pilot controlled it from a nice warm control panel at Edwards AFB.

Really long legs- can stay up for almost 2 days at altitudes above 60k.
The Global Hawk was controlled via satellite;
it flew missions during OT&E that went from Edwards AFB to upper Alaska and back non-stop.

Basically, they come into the fight at a high mach # in mil thrust, fire their AMRAAMS, and no one ever sees them or paints with radar. There is practically no radio chatter because all the guys in the flight are tied together electronically, and can see who is targeting who, and they have AWACS direct input and 360 situational awareness from that and other sensors.

The aggressors had a morale problem before it was all over.
It is to air superiority what the jet engine was to aviation.

It can taxi, take off, fly a mission, return, land and taxi on it's own.
No blackouts, no fatigue, no relief tubes, no ejection seats, and best of all, no dead pilots and no POWs.

Amazing?


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Navy - Blue Angels
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Old School Aircraft
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Oldest Boeing Airliner

It’s the oldest Boeing airliner in flying condition, a Boeing 40C in Spokane, WA.

The pilot sits in an open cockpit, the two passengers sit in a closed cabin forward and below.

After 8 years and 8,000 hours of toil, it rolled out last winter as a finished airplane.

To build it:
- 221½ gallons of dope/reducer
- 120 yards of fabric
- 120 gallons of polyurethane paint
- 33,000 individual parts in the wings

The airplane weighs 4080 lbs empty, has a gross weight of 6075 lbs. It is 34 ft long and 13 feet tall with a wing span of 44½ feet.

It carries 120 gallons of fuel in three tanks, and cruises at 115 mph using 28 GPH, and 120 mph using 32 GPH.

350 two-inch brushes were used to apply 60 gallons of epoxy, and 181 rolls of paper towels were used for cleanup.

There were a total of 62 volunteers who worked on the project to some degree. 21 of the volunteers did a significant amount of work, and 9 of the volunteers worked continuously during the 8 year project.

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Rare US Aircraft
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Russian K-7 Flying Fortress

Russia's K-7 Flying Fortress: A new meaning to the word "gargantuan".

The weaponry carried by this behemoth is shown in the last two pics!

(The K-7 first flew on 11 August 1933)

In 1930s the Russian army was obsessed with the idea of creating huge planes. At that time, they were proposed to have as
many propellers as possible to help carry those huge flying fortresses into the air. Jet propulsion has not been implemented yet.

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Sabena Accident
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